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Forgot to add. Saw this new? New to me? TS138. Quite a handsome looking knife.

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Swabs wrote:
Just dyed the G-10 handles a golden color. TwoSun TS165.

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I really like that color. Looks much nicer!
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toddcshoe wrote:
Forgot to add. Saw this new? New to me? TS138. Quite a handsome looking knife.

s-l1600

That is pretty sharp looking. I wonder if there’s some functional intention behind that inset groove on the scale?
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Xiaomi Youpin launches Trident tactical knife in China for 158 yuan ($23)

 

"Xiaomi Trident tactical knife":https://www.gizmochina.com/2020/01/23/xiaomi-youpin-trident-tactical-knife/

 

Xiaomi tactical knife

 

The Trident tactical knife consists of the main knife body, a tactical sleeve, and a tactical umbrella rope. It measures about 235mm in length while the blade length measures 98mm, offering a thickness of 4mm and weighing at 232 grams.

The company adds that the knife is made up to 440C Stainless Steel and has a titanium coating. It has three different kind of blades — tooth, cutting, and chopping. It also support one other functionality — bottle opening. Further, the company says that the tail hammer of the knife can break the glass, which can be helpful in a situation which needs escaping.

As for the ergonomic design, it comes with a K10 composite fiber handle having a non-slip pattern. It also has a three-dimensional grooves for the finger placement to ensure that the grip is tight on the handle.

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Anybody here owns EF branded knives from FT? They are unmarked and are quite budgeted. Are they worth to purchase?

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EF brand is junk. But for people who dont know knives it might be sweet.

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cpf wrote:

Xiaomi Youpin launches Trident tactical knife in China for 158 yuan ($23)


Xiaomi Trident tactical knife


looks like xiaomi wants a share of every market segment, like samsung.
looks very macho, and a total pain to sharpen.
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sp5it wrote:
Anyone could me recommend good seller for F95 in titanium?
Thx, Mike

Green Thorn has excellent quality of the Russian Shirorogorov brothers! https://ru.aliexpress.com/store/2128068?spm=0.8937474.0.0.171f2e0edeGw2p
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cpf wrote:

Xiaomi Youpin launches Trident tactical knife in China for 158 yuan ($23)

That’s a Hx Outdoors knife, I doubt there’s any connection with Xiaomi.
Anyway I would buy it from this lady anytime! Big Smile

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Not all ef (Eafengrow) knives are junk. Like everything else, you get what you pay for. I got an EF906 for Christmas & it is a serious instrument. They do a lot of clones which a lot of people are apposed to.
My recommendation is to stick to the titanium handled models which start at about $40. Also look for reviews. LTK on Youtube & a few others review many of Eafengrow knives.

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Lim_Wee_Huat wrote:
Anybody here owns EF branded knives from FT? They are unmarked and are quite budgeted. Are they worth to purchase?

I own a couple of EF (Eafengrow) folders and I like them. They are not as refined as a SRM Land 910plus or 9103 but for less than $20 shipped they are solid performers.

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Blackbeard wrote:
I like the Gerber EAB Lite for a utility knife, very slim & has a liner lock and pocket clip about $10 at walmart for black version.

I have an EAB & also recommend it.
A while back, my clip broke. I called Gerber & they sent me a new clip right away. It is a compact & extremely useful instrument. The value is definitely worth the cost.

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jacktheclipper wrote:
Hultafor makes a chisel knife you can probably pry with …

Morakniv also makes a nics chisel/pry knife. As i recall, its about $15.

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toddcshoe wrote:
I had to get in on the TwoSun fun. I got the Ti handled TS38 quite some time ago. Found out it was really really slippery when my hands were a bit damp. To my surprise they have a G10 liner lock version as well. I had no idea. Grabbed it off of Ebay. Besides the pocket clip, I love it. Very grippy. I’ll have to work on that clip though unless, someone knows a clip that fits it. The tip of the clip just sticks out waiting to get hooked on something.

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That’s definitely the coolest G10 pattern I’ve ever seen.

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0013 wrote:
toddcshoe wrote:

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That's definitely the coolest G10 pattern I've ever seen.

Yep, I prefer metal handles, but that G10 looks amazing!

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Yep, I prefer metal handles, but that G10 looks amazing!

I normally do as well. I love the Ti handled one and still carry it most often. I was just happy to have the G10 one when I know I’ll be barehanded and wet. The G10 isn’t as thin as the Ti one but it makes up for it in grip. It’s not a small lightweight knife anyway so the extra thickness doesn’t really bother me too much. The clip though is awful. I’ll work on it this weekend and see if I can improve it a little.

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I have the Ti handle TS38 but I find the flipper tab is too small. It slips and hard to open when my hands are wet or sweaty.

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isti242 wrote:
cpf wrote:

Xiaomi Youpin launches Trident tactical knife in China for 158 yuan ($23)

That’s a Hx Outdoors knife, I doubt there’s any connection with Xiaomi.
Anyway I would buy it from this lady anytime! Big Smile
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Too bad I’m not 12 anymore.
This would be a great poster though Silly
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Eafengrow EF934 & EF910:

China Bugout, Tangram Orion, Tangram Santa Fe, Kershaw Blur, Petrified Fish PF818, Sanrenmu 9104, CH 3007, Xanadu YX-751:

Tangram Orion, Tangram Santa Fe, Kershaw Blur, Cold Steel Pro Lite, Harnds Assassin:

Lovocoo Nettle & District 9 Survivor III:

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xevious wrote:
Another budget knife that had tickled my interest. AliExpress had a good sale on it (now back up to original price) so I took a shot. Will know in a few weeks. And yes, it’s a flipper, while seemingly devoid of a lock. No liner or frame lock. Wasn’t in description either. Btw, that slot feature looks like it could be a wire insulation cutter when blade is closed. Curious to try that out.

This really turned out to be a great knife for the price. The machining is excellent. There is a hot spot edge, forward of the cut for the frame lock, but it’s situated such that it’s not in path of normal use. My first sole rear flipper (no other launch method). No blade play. My only “gripe” is that the handle is heavy. Compared to a similar sized Spyderco (Vrango), I’d be happier if the handle was 0.5oz lighter. BUT… it’s a minor gripe considering the price. Thanks again to folks here who encouraged me to buy it! Thumbs Up

I’m satisfied enough that I’ve been able to resist temptation of buying more knives. Until I scrounge up enough cash for a $300~$400 “one time buy” high end knife, I’m not driven to get anything else.

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maba wrote:
Eafengrow EF934 & EF910:

China Bugout, Tangram Orion, Tangram Santa Fe, Kershaw Blur, Petrified Fish PF818, Sanrenmu 9104, CH 3007, Xanadu YX-751:

Tangram Orion, Tangram Santa Fe, Kershaw Blur, Cold Steel Pro Lite, Harnds Assassin:

Lovocoo Nettle & District 9 Survivor III:

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Yeah, I’ve been looking at that Xanadu YX-751….
But I’ve also been looking at the YX-650. It’s $10 more for a Ti framelock.

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xevious wrote:
Another budget knife that had tickled my interest. AliExpress had a good sale on it (now back up to original price) so I took a shot. Will know in a few weeks. And yes, it’s a flipper, while seemingly devoid of a lock. No liner or frame lock. Wasn’t in description either. Btw, that slot feature looks like it could be a wire insulation cutter when blade is closed. Curious to try that out.

This really turned out to be a great knife for the price. The machining is excellent. There is a hot spot edge, forward of the cut for the frame lock, but it’s situated such that it’s not in path of normal use. My first sole rear flipper (no other launch method). No blade play. My only “gripe” is that the handle is heavy. Compared to a similar sized Spyderco (Vrango), I’d be happier if the handle was 0.5oz lighter. BUT… it’s a minor gripe considering the price. Thanks again to folks here who encouraged me to buy it! Thumbs Up

I’m satisfied enough that I’ve been able to resist temptation of buying more knives. Until I scrounge up enough cash for a $300~$400 “one time buy” high end knife, I’m not driven to get anything else.

Edited: because I rushed through your post.
It is a framelock. Some of the Chinese vendors have to picture it that way to be able to sell it legally. Some photoshop it & some have models that just don’t have that machining completed just for these photos.

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Anyone in for a Damascus scalpel blade?
http://www.aliexpress.com/item/32942050635.html
Big Smile

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Luxurious box-cutter…

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0013 wrote:
Edited: because I rushed through your post.
It is a framelock. Some of the Chinese vendors have to picture it that way to be able to sell it legally. Some photoshop it & some have models that just don’t have that machining completed just for these photos.
Yes, you’re right. Before I bought it, I couldn’t find it in the photos and was puzzled. I wrote to the seller and they said it has a lock. But then I posted about it here in the Budget Knives topic and someone told me about this issue that it’s illegal in China for some reason. This frame lock works. It’s about 40% coverage of the lock by default, but then you can press it in so that it’s over 75%. I don’t mind that. Closure is easy normally. Then if you want more confidence, just press down. Requires a 2 handed unlock then, but that’s OK. Very solid in locked position.

One other minor gripe — the edges along the top side of the blade are almost hot spots. Very edgy, not smoothed over. Now, that could be a feature for some people. But I’d prefer it to be smooth. Once I get around to picking up a couple of metal files of different grades, I’m going to work on it a little. Knife is too cheap for future resale, so don’t care if I modify it.

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I found another breed of knives with replaceable blades: Olfa-compatible retractables.

http://www.aliexpress.com/item/4000124317563.html

Though they don’t improve blade-to-body ratio over scalpel folders…and I can’t find anything below $38.

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Agro wrote:
I found another breed of knives with replaceable blades: Olfa-compatible retractables.

http://www.aliexpress.com/item/4000124317563.html

Though they don’t improve blade-to-body ratio over scalpel folders…and I can’t find anything below $38.


https://www.fasttech.com/p/9710528
Ordered it last week with 15% off coupon code during their CNY sale, so $27.
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xevious wrote:
I’m satisfied enough that I’ve been able to resist temptation of buying more knives. Until I scrounge up enough cash for a $300~$400 “one time buy” high end knife, I’m not driven to get anything else.

Ah, ah, that’s a good one! I am pretty sure we all said that at one point or another, yet, here we are Big Smile
Stared with Ganzos, Sanrenmu, Enlan etc… a few years ago.
Then moved to budget clones with Ti/D2
Then to premium clones Ti/CF/S35VN/M390
Then got a few originals from Boker, WE, Reate
etc, etc…
Knife collecting is a dangerous slope Wink
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bdpf79 wrote:
Agro wrote:
I found another breed of knives with replaceable blades: Olfa-compatible retractables.

http://www.aliexpress.com/item/4000124317563.html

Though they don’t improve blade-to-body ratio over scalpel folders…and I can’t find anything below $38.


https://www.fasttech.com/p/9710528
Ordered it last week with 15% off coupon code during their CNY sale, so $27.

Thanks. Any impressions? Smile
Though the size and price make me prefer the G10 scalpel, I’m curious. Smile
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I ordered it last week and they haven’t shipped it yet, I’ll probably receive it in a month or 2.
I imagine it to be exactly as pictured, a tiny little blade in titanium housing, so light, that I can carry on my keychain for package openings, cut tape, strings, etc… definitely nothing hard use that would require me to need the grippyness of G10. plus, who doesn’t like something made of Titanium Wink

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